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Eric Raeber
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Concepts that surprise for photographs you remember!
Concepts that surprise for photographs you remember!

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#IfEarthWasTheSizeOfABeachBall, how would you save our planet?
"I would have children show us their way and capture their photo to inspire us all".

With that, I hereby challenge +Heiko Mahr, +Michael A Koontz, +Gilmar Smith and +Erika Thornes to show us in a photo or a video, and within 24 hours, how THEY would save our planet if it was the size of a beach ball (or any ball, for that matter).

Alternatively, make a difference by planting a few tree at http://bit.ly/2kIf9V0 and help us reach the goal of 100'000 trees by Earth Day.

Finally, invite 3 friends to take on this challenge.

Map data for the mini-Earth my son is holding tightly: Google, Data SIO, NOAA, US Navy, NGA, GEBCO, Image IBCAO, Image U.S. Geological Survey, Image Landsat.
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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would add solar panels to cars"
Stan, age 9

Oh, and I am always looking for more kids to participate.

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would photograph children showing me how THEY would save it"

Today I was featured on blog.grainedephotographe.com for my photo series. Head over to their blog for the article (in french) and some more images.

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would take water from the Texas flooding and put it in the California reservoirs."
Charlotte, age 10

I started this project a year ago now. You can see that in fall, the flooding in the south and the drought on the west coast were still fresh in children's minds. The need for preserving water is not going away anytime soon.

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would drop biodegradable boxes filled with food and seeds onto parts of the world that need it."
Carter, age 10

These ideas, that only children can come up with, make us reflect on how rational we have become over the years!

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would make fake icebergs that will never melt and put polar bears on them."
Zofia, age 8

I like Zofia's idea very much, because if we don't take climate change more seriously, we will soon end up putting fake polar bears on fake icebergs!

You can participate! If you are not living close enough for me to take a photo of your kids, find yourself a beach ball (a soccer ball or a basketball will do as well) and show us, in a selfie, how you would save our planet by posting on social media with the tag:

#IfEarthWasTheSizeOfABeachBall

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would ban all polluting cars and only allow cars powered by batteries."
Evyn, age 8

If Evyn had her way (and I am sure one day she will), all fossil fuel car owners should be worried of getting pushed off the surface of earth onto a pile of wreck down there on the carpet!

Interested in participating in this project, but not living close enough for me to take a photo of your kids? Find yourself a beach ball (a soccer ball or a basketball will do as well) and show us, in a selfie, how you would save our planet by posting on social media with the tag: #IfEarthWasTheSizeOfABeachBall

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would place earth into the fridge to cool it down."
Sofia, age 7

When a child come with an idea that can be taken literally, my concept sometimes result in surprising exchanges: "How large is your fridge? Do you think your daughter would fit in?"...

If we think we cannot build the real deal and send it into orbit for our planet to fit in, maybe we better start changing some of our habits!

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would build houses closer together so people could walk and not drive."
Nikita, age 10

Maybe if we did not build all the oil pipelines or deregulate the oil industry, gas prices would increase again. Maybe with higher gas prices, everyone would start taking ideas such a Nikita's more seriously...

If you have friends in the Bay Area, please re-share or tag them. I need many more children for this project and we all need more ideas how to save our planet.

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If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what could you do to save our planet?

"I would blow air onto earth to push the pollution away."
Natasha, age 10

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